7 Best DeWalt Combo Kits of 2020 – Top Picks & Reviews
Out of all the tool companies out there, DeWalt is one of the most popular. They are best known for making high-quality tools. They also create quite a few combo kits, which include a variety of tools. Each of these kits has different tools in it, however. If you’re looking at purchasing a kit, deciding which one to get can be difficult.
We reviewed some of the best combo kits on the market to help you choose the best option for your situation. These kits are suitable for everything from experienced professionals to new homeowners who want to start adding some tools to their collection.
Below, you’ll find a list of reviews for the seven best DeWalt combo kits. After that, you’ll also find a complete buyer’s guide, which contains extra information that may help you make a good decision.
A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites
|Best Overall||DEWALT DCK421D2 Combo Kit||
|Best Value||DEWALT DCF885C1 Impact Driver Kit||
|Premium Choice||DEWALT DCK940D2 Cordless Drill Combo Kit||
|DEWALT Oscillating Tool Kit||
|DEWALT FLEXVOLT Cordless Drill Combo Kit||
The 7 Best DeWalt Combo Kits – Reviews 2020
1. DEWALT DCK421D2 Combo Kit – Best Overall
The DEWALT DCK421D2 Combo Kit is a straightforward combo kit with only four tools. However, these tools are must-haves for any professional or DIYer. If you’re just starting, this is by far the best kit for you to purchase. It has everything you need and nothing you don’t, which also makes it reasonably priced.
In total, it includes a standard drill, an impact drill, a circular saw, and a worklight. Technically, we really wouldn’t consider the worklight to be a tool. All the tools are decently high-quality and are what you would expect from DeWalt. The kit also includes two lithium-ion batteries. All the tools can use these batteries. Because you get two, you’ll also be able to charge one battery while you use the other. The batteries are very compact and lightweight, which makes the tools quite ergonomic to use.
This kit also comes with a decent carrying case. This makes storing all your tools much easier than it would be otherwise. Plus, you have an easy way to transport them if necessary.
2. DEWALT DCF885C1 Impact Driver Kit – Best Value
For those who need to spend as little money as possible, the DEWALT DCF885C1 Impact Driver Kit is high-quality and very inexpensive. As you might guess from the name, the only tool it comes with is an impact driver. However, it also comes with a few accessories that add to the impact driver’s value and make this a good kit for beginners. For example, it comes with a decent DeWalt carrying bag as well as a battery and charger. All of the included items are high-quality and great options for beginners.
Of course, this kit does not come with nearly as many tools as other kits. However, this also keeps the price down substantially.
The impact drive itself comes with a three-year limited warranty. This warranty only covers certain parts and problems, though. It is relatively lightweight at almost three pounds and is quite compact, allowing it to fit into tight spaces. The charger included is quite fast, so you never have to wait too long between charges. The battery could be more powerful, but it is perfect for most average homeowners. All of these features quickly made it the best DeWalt combo kit for the money.
3. DEWALT DCK940D2 Cordless Drill Combo Kit – Premium Choice
For those who want a lot of tools, the DEWALT DCK940D2 Cordless Drill Combo Kit is a great choice. It comes with 9 different tools, though one of these is a flashlight. Even if you didn’t include the flashlight as a tool, that is still eight tools included, which is far more than most other DeWalt kits.
All the tools included are high-quality. In specific, the kit comes with an impact driver, circular saw, worklight, Bluetooth speaker, grinder, and angle drill. Two batteries are also included. These batteries are about average strength and quality, but that should be plenty for most users. Even professionals should find these tools and batteries suitable for moderate work.
This kit also comes with two carrying bags, since one would not be big enough for all the tools. This means you’ll have to carry around two different bags if you want to take all your tools with you. Luckily, though, most projects are not going to require all of these tools. Because of this, you’ll probably only end up carrying one of the bags at a time.
Because so many tools are included, this combo kit is quite expensive.
4. DEWALT DCS355D1 XR Oscillating Tool Kit
Oscillating tools are incredibly versatile. If you’re interested in purchasing one of these tools, the DEWALT DCS355D1 XR Oscillating Tool Kit is the way to go. It includes an oscillating tool and just about every conceivable accessory to go with it. It is a bit more expensive than some of the other options, but you do get a lot of accessories.
The tool itself is decently high quality. It features the quick-change system to make switching accessories as fast as possible. In total, it comes with 28 different accessories, which is plenty for most users. Even professionals should get plenty of use out of this tool. Plus, if you need more accessories, there are plenty of options available from the same company.
The only reason this kit is rated so much lower than some of the others is that most people do not need an oscillating tool. It is just a lesser-used option, especially compared to things like an impact driver. Plus, it is also a bit more expensive, which is never a good thing. These are the reasons it is only ranked at number four on our list.
5. DEWALT FLEXVOLT Cordless Drill Combo Kit
For some homeowners and professionals, this toolset includes the only tools they need. This set includes just two tools: an impact driver and a hammer drill. To power both cordless tools, the kit includes a battery, which is decently powerful. Both tools are compatible with the battery, but you do only get one.
A carrying bag is also included. It is exactly like the other bags on this list. It is useful for carrying the tools around, but it isn’t the highest quality option out there. We did like the charger that was included. It seemed to charge the battery rather quickly, which was particularly useful since only one battery was included.
Our biggest complaint (and the reason this kit is ranked so low) is that this option can’t compete with other DeWalt kits. Very few people specifically need these two tools. If you want an impact driver, there is a much cheaper impact driver kit available. In some cases, it may even be cheaper to purchase the impact kit and then the hammer drill separately.
6. DEWALT Drywall Screw Gun & Cut-out Tool Combo Kit
For a very niche set of people, the DEWALT DCK263D2 XR Drywall Screw Gun & Cut-out Tool Combo Kit may be a good option. However, these are two tools that you aren’t going to need very often unless you are a professional. For the average homeowner, there are many better options out there.
With that said, the included tools are high-quality. The screw gun provides plenty of power, speed, and control, which are all vital features. The cut-out tool offers a mighty motor and allows you to change the bit without using any other tools. Both come equipped with an LED light, which helps you see into darker places. A battery is included as well as a charger. However, once again, only one battery is included. The tools will have to share it.
While the tools themselves are decent, the battery is a bit lacking. We would recommend purchasing bigger batteries if you plan on using these tools extensively. Otherwise, you likely won’t be able to get some jobs done without stopping to charge the batteries. The charger does charge the batteries fast, but not fast enough to make up for the small battery size and the fact only one is included.
7. DEWALT Brushless Impact Driver & Hammer Drill Combo Kit
This kit might look a bit familiar. However, it is different from the previous one we reviewed. The DEWALT DCK287D2XR Brushless Impact Driver & Hammer Drill Combo Kit comes with a large variety of accessories – 100! This is huge and included everything you could need. However, it also drives up the price quite a bit. For many people, this added cost just isn’t going to be worth it. You’re likely not going to need all the accessories included.
In many cases, you’re better off buying the cheaper kit that only comes with the tools. (Alternatively, you could purchase the impact driver kit and then save even more money.) Then, you can purchase the accessories you do need separately and likely save quite a bit of money.
It isn’t that this kit is terrible. Most people just really don’t need all the accessories included and don’t need to spend the extra money buying them.
Buying one tool can be challenging. Purchasing a whole kit of tools can be even more complicated. To help you make the best decision, we wrote a complete buyer’s guide containing all the insider information you need to make an informed decision.
Combo kits are going to be more expensive than your average tool simply because they include multiple tools and accessories in most cases. However, you usually save a bit of money by buying the combo than you would if you purchased all the tools separately. With that said, combo kits are still a significant investment, so you should expect to spend quite a bit of money to get a good one.
The more tools a kit has, the more expensive it is going to be. Added accessories will also make it more expensive, but these will not affect the price as much as a tool would. To avoid spending more than you need to, you should avoid buying combo kits with tools you don’t need. Don’t just purchase a kit because it includes many different tools. Unless you purchase the tools with a purpose in mind, you probably won’t use them very much at all.
Value is similar to cost, especially when you’re talking about single tools. However, this is an incredibly vital feature to keep in mind while purchasing kits.
Any combo kit you purchase is going to include multiple tools and accessories. Some only have one tool, but these are generally rarer. In any case, all the tools in the kit can also be purchased separately in many cases. Preferably, you want to save quite a bit of money by purchasing the kit than you would by purchasing each of the tools separately.
Usually, this is the case. However, sometimes you don’t save much money at all and are just getting a free carrying bag. If you don’t need some of the tools in the kit, it may be better to purchase the tools you do need separately in these cases, as this will likely save you a bit of money.
Kits that save you a lot of money may be more worth it, however. It just depends on which tools are included and whether you expect to use them often.
Combo kits include a variety of tools. Some include one tool and a few accessories; others include as many as nine or ten tools. Combo kits are advertised as being much cheaper than buying each tool separately. This is in part to make you buy the kits even if they don’t include tools you need. A five-piece kit might include three tools you need and two that you don’t, for example. Many people may decide to go ahead and purchase the kit “just in case” they may need the other tools.
However, this is not always a good idea. Sometimes, you may end up spending more money than you would by just purchasing the tools you need. In the meantime, the extra tools will collect dust in your garage. If you don’t expect to use the tools often, don’t purchase the kit!
All combo kits include electric, battery-operated tools – at least the combo kits made by DeWalt. Therefore, the batteries included really matter, as they will affect the performance of each tool in the set. If the batteries are bad, all the included tools are going to perform poorly as well. Despite this, many customers look over the included batteries and instead focus on the tools included. We do not recommend that you do this.
Instead, we highly recommend that you take a look at the number and quality of the batteries included in the kit. Most kits include at least two, especially if many tools are included. However, it isn’t uncommon to see just one battery included in kits with smaller amounts of tools. This is not preferable, simply because then all your tools have to use the same battery. If your battery runs out of juice, all of your tools are useless until it recharges.
All the kits we reviewed come with a carrying bag. Most kits on the market also come with carrying bags, even if we didn’t review them directly. However, the quality of the carrying bag can vary a bit, especially if you’re moving between brands.
However, since this article is about DeWalt combo kits, all the bags are pretty much the same. Some have small differences between them, but this is mostly aesthetic. Usually, one bag is included, and all the tools should be able to fit in this bag decently well. However, some larger kits come with multiple bags simply because all the included tools can’t fit in a single bag.
DeWalt offers many different combo kits to help you save money and stock your workshop. These are good for beginners, especially since you likely don’t own many of the tools included. Professionals with lots of tools already may find these kits less useful.
Out of all the kits we looked at, the DEWALT DCK421D2 Combo Kit is the best option for most customers. It includes a good variety of high-quality tools without becoming too expensive. The batteries and included bag are also high-quality.
For a smaller kit, we liked the DEWALT DCF885C1 Impact Driver Kit. This kit only comes with an impact driver, though this is a handy tool. The carrying bag and other accessories included are good choices as well.
We hope our buyer’s guide and reviews helped you choose the best kit for your situation. At the end, which kit is best for you largely depends on what tools you’re looking for.
- A Quick Comparison of Our Favorites
- The 7 Best DeWalt Combo Kits – Reviews 2020
- 1. DEWALT DCK421D2 Combo Kit – Best Overall
- 2. DEWALT DCF885C1 Impact Driver Kit – Best Value
- 3. DEWALT DCK940D2 Cordless Drill Combo Kit – Premium Choice
- 4. DEWALT DCS355D1 XR Oscillating Tool Kit
- 5. DEWALT FLEXVOLT Cordless Drill Combo Kit
- 6. DEWALT Drywall Screw Gun & Cut-out Tool Combo Kit
- 7. DEWALT Brushless Impact Driver & Hammer Drill Combo Kit
- Buyer’s Guide